Northen High inducts Hall of Fame members
Northern Durham held its seventh annual Hall of Fame induction April 25 at Croasdaile Country Club.
The inductees: basketball player Thomas Bethea (1978, the school’s all-time leading scorer); Joe Carden (1957, a three-sport standout); basketball player Greg Jones (1971, a standout at Methodist University); football and baseball standout Jerry Neal (1971, four-team all-conference baseball pick at Methodist); football and baseball standout Richard Wheeler (1972, played in four bowl games at N.C. State).
PAC Six golfers help Food Bank
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PAC Six golfers recently donated more than 180 cans of food and $95 cash to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina after a quick fundraiser. Durham Riverside organized the event, a putting contest, after a recent league match at Croasdaile Country Club.
The entry fee was three cans of food. Every league school was represented in the contest.
Ardery qualifies for CGA’s Senior Amateur
Eric Ardery of Durham was one of three golfers who tied for medalist honors last week in sectional qualifying in Clayton for the 30th CGA North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship. Playing April 30 at Pine Hollow Golf Club, Ardery, Don Detweiler from Raleigh, and Rick Lafata from Raleigh each shot one-over par 72 to get a share of first place.
They were among the 18 players who earned a spot in the N.C. Senior Amateur Championship that will be played May 12-14 at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville.
Whitfield nearing end of NCHSAA tenure
Wednesday's meeting of the N.C. High School Athletic Association board of directors will be the last for NCHSAA Commissioner Davis Whitfield, who is leaving the organization next month to become the chief operating officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Bonitta Best and Tim Stevens contributed to this report
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